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Dawes Arboretum

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Address: 7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056-9772
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+1 740-323-2355
08:00 - 17:00
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All the time place.

I live within 10 minutes of Dawes and it's such a beautiful place. I love going for walks here. It's quiet and clean. The trees and water are very relaxing. If you aren't from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elijah C
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live within 10 minutes of Dawes and it's such a beautiful place. I love going for walks here. It's quiet and clean. The trees and water are very relaxing. If you aren't from this area you should at least drive through. It's a really nice place. I've had family married here, and it's great for just going on a... More 

Thank Elijah C
Newark, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our three grandchildren to the Dawes for a day outing. They enjoyed driving around, along with the hiking trails and lookout tower. The lake grabbed their attention. They hope they can go back, especially for the Maple Syrup Days in March.

Thank PastorLarry49
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I have come here on dates and have brought my niece and nephew here. It is beautiful and nice when you don't have a ton of cash, but want a quality time.

Thank Sofialyn D
Granville, Ohio
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

always a pleasure to enjoy the sights and sound, smells, gardens, wildlife. clean, safe, well-cared for facilities

Thank jkbm2016
Zanesville, Ohio
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205 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

When I was growing up our dad used to take us for Sunday drives and we would often end up at Dawe's~even as a little girl I loved going there! My sophomore year in high school our teacher would always have us do a leaf collection and talk about the different species of trees, where they were native to, etc.... More 

Thank Tigercar5
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just off the highway, stopped while driving from Louisville to NYC. Beautiful place. Many different garden themes and a huge collection of holly trees. Grand vistas, meticulously groomed; Japanese garden is spectacular. The trimmed trees spelling out the name is grandiose....even from the observatory tower it is not possible to view the whole thing. Hundreds of interesting trees of varied... More 

Thank bluesky7272016
Newark, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Dawes Arboretum hosts walking trails, both ADA compliant and unimproved. Much of the area is accessible by driving through the parks scenic roads, which are shared by bikes and pedestrians, but to really experience the arboretum you need to get out and walk among the trees and visit the ponds and flower beds. It is a great family attraction... More 

Thank JoeE2
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We took our three grandchildren this past Summer for a morning outing. They were totally fascinated with the beauty, hiking, and special things to see. They especially enjoyed the hiking around the lake and ponds. The frogs and other living creatures were the hit of the day. A wonderful outing for the grandparents as well!!!

Thank Lawrence S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been here before in the summer, truly the best time to see trees and plants at their peak. But we stopped by just on a whim in February, the weather was unseasonably warm, 58°, and enjoyed walking around the grounds for about an hour. Nice way to spend some time, stretch the legs while on a road trip.

Thank debbtatro
Pataskala, Ohio
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Dawes is a lovely place to walk in any season, particularly in the spring with the flowering trees or in the fall. The Japanese gardens are a must see, but the whole park is beautiful. There is also a nice nature center and gift shop.

Thank BDNRHarris

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